What We Invest in Our Roads & Bridges

The average Massachusetts motorist pays 72¢ per day in highway user fees to build and maintain our state’s roads and bridges.

  • 19 cents/day through the state gas tax
  • 28 cents/day through the federal gas tax
  • 7 cents/day through motor vehicle ownership state fees
  • 18 cents/day in tolls

The average Massachusetts household spends 7 times more per month for land line and cell phone service than it invests to build and maintain the roads and bridges we use.

Massachusetts spends $201 a year per capita on road and bridge capital improvements. Massachusetts ranks #37 among all U.S. states in this important category. Here’s how we compare to our neighbors:

Driving on poor roads costs the average Massachusetts motorist $478 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.